Request for Secure Compute Research Virtual Desktop

Customer Details
Please select your campus
(non-UCSB customers, please provide the name of your campus' Local SCRE Sponsor)
Authentication Details

Primary Authentication for the SCRE is provided by your UCSBNetID/password. If you don't know your UCSB NetID, contact
Identity Services

Please provide your UCSB NetID, if you have one. If you are a customer from another UC campus, please type non-UCSB in the field.

Secondary Authentication for the SCRE Is provided by Duo Security, which provides several flexible methods for authentication:

  • Duo Mobile (app that runs on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets)
  • SMS text messages
  • Duo phone callback
Do have a mobile phone or tablet?
Please provide at least one 10-digit landline phone number (no punctuation) that you can use for callback by Duo Security secondary authentication. The Duo callback authentication method will be used if you do not have a Duo Mobile-compatible device, or your primary Duo Mobile-compatible device is unavailable. This should be a home/office number different from your Mobile Device phone number. You may enter multiple numbers separated by commas.
Project/Restricted Dataset Details
Please enter the name of the agency or organization providing access to the restricted dataset.
We require at least 7 days advance notice for creation of a Research Virtual Desktop
Expected project end date
Have you already received approval from the UCSB Technology and Industry Alliances office?
Have you received approval from CISO Sam Horowitz?
Virtual Desktop Details

Do you need to share access on the same Research Virtual Desktop with another authorized Researcher on your Project?  (Otherwise, each Researcher will receive his/her own individual Research Virtual Desktop and need to share files manually via the File Transfer Gateway application)

If you need to share access to the same Research Virtual Desktop with another authorized Researcher on your project, please provide his/her name(s) here, along with UCSB NetIDs.

Your Research Virtual Desktop will be assigned a secure, encrypted volume to hold the restricted dataset and all interim research results.  Three size options are available for this volume based on your expected research data size.

This is the size of your encrypted volume used as a "working area" for restricted data
You may request regular backup of your Encrypted Volume, where the restricted data and your working files live. (Backup must be permitted by restricted data provider.)

Current list of standard software which is pre-installed and licensed on standard Research Virtual Desktop image:

  • Acrobat XI Professional
  • Irfanview
  • Mathematica 10
  • Microsoft Office 2013 Professional
  • Notepad++
  • R
  • R Studio
  • SPSS 22

Additionally, some software is pre-installed on the standard Research Virtual Desktop image, but a limited pool of licenses are available for use.  Activation of the following software licenses must be specifically requested.

Please provide additional information about your User-Provided Software
Financial Details

Financial details may be required if you are requesting extra-cost software packages.